Saturday, December 28, 2013

26.2 traning 12/28/13

This week I met a friend at the gym at 6am on Monday.  It was rainy, but we still ran outside because it was "warm" for winter.  I learned that it is important to run outside unless it is truly too bad outside.  The conditions that I won't run in are basically just ice, or thunder storms.  We'll see if this changes.

Tuesday I made it to spin for a Christmas Eve class.  It was excellent to make it as I always enjoy it as cross training.

Wednesday, Christmas Day I made it out for a 5 mile run before my family Christmas celebration.

Thursday I did not get up early enough to make it to spin, but I was able to leave work early and I did the elliptical.  Any workout is better than no workout :-).

Friday is my day off from training.

Saturday, today, I did 6 miles per Jeff Galloway's to finish marathon training.  This included a Magic Mile (MM) where I ran as fast as I could for a mile as a part of this run.  Today my MM was 8:36.  I was hoping that it would be under an 8 minute mile, but that wasn't meant to be today.  I'm not sure if it was because of the cold, but either way I will use that time to determine the pace of my next long run of 23 miles.

I'm very excited to run this marathon.  For me this isn't about getting a personal record (although I'm pretty sure I will).  This is more about raising money for breast cancer research for the 26.2 with donna at the

If you want to join my team please stop by my fundraising page.  Remember this isn't about me or my goals, it's about the goal of finishing breast cancer.